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NEW! Southgate Library Mobile Hotspots!

Now available at the Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, mobile WiFi hotspots! Borrow a hotspot, and connect up to 8 devices to a high speed connection, with unlimited data. Phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, any WiFi capable device! Use it at home, or on the go!

Hotspots can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks at a time. For more information, please ask at the front desk!

A top down photograph of a T-mobile hotspot with the T-mobile logo in pink on grey plastic An interior shot of the library, showing off the new carpet, which is predominantly dark brown with color highlights in orange, green, yellow, and red

Sign up for a library card remotely

We are now offering the opportunity to sign up for a library card remotely! Any Southgate resident who does not have a card, or who needs to update an old card, can send us their information, and we will reply with everything you need to gain access to our digital collection. If you already have a card beginning with 29014, you should be set; this is for new cards and updates only.

To get a new or updated card number, send the following information to the Director, Don Priest, through email, with the subject heading "New Library Card".

Email address: dpriest@southgate.lib.mi.us

Once we are able to, we will enter your information into the system, and send you your card number and PIN. It may take a day or two, as staff is only in the building for a few hours a week. This card number will be good for 3 months. To extend its lifespan, and to retrieve the physical card, you will need to come in when we are open again, and provide proof of identity and address (drivers license is ideal). We'll fill in the rest of the details of your account, and you'll be set for the standard 3 years.

To find our digital offerings, go to https://www.southgate.lib.mi.us/eBooks/eBooks.html

Stay home, and stay safe!

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Teen D&D - ONLINE!

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Help us revive our Teen D&D club in a new, online form! Veterans and newcomers alike are welcome to pick up some (virtual) dice and a character sheet and adventure with us! We'll be using the 5th edition rules, and can provide access to all needed rules and more through D&D Beyond. We will be using a Library run Discord server to run the game. Voice chat is preferred when possible, video is optional.

The next meeting is Saturday, October 16th, 10am - 2PM on our discord server. Ages 12-18 only, space is limited, be sure to register ASAP! Call us (734-258-3002), email the librarian in charge (mdimuzio@southgate.lib.mi.us) or contact him on Discord (username: Imma Librarian#5496) with your name, age, and contact information to get signed up.

"Take and Make" craft kits still available

Small kits are available for families to take home and keep that contain most of what you need to make one of the small crafts that would normally feature after our story times, or as standalone events. These can be picked up from a table in our lobby, or if you prefer you can call us to arrange to have one or more put in a locker for you. These kits have proven to be very popular, and all are available only while supplies last, so don't wait on these!

A folding paper fan made from craft sticks and paper, colored with crayon in blue, red, orange, and yellow.

Phone: 734-258-3002 - Address: 14680 Dix-Toledo Rd. Southgate, MI 48195